|Microchironomus deribae (Freeman, 1957) (Diptera, Chironomidae) in the Delta Region of the Netherlands|
Krebs, B.P.M. (1979). Microchironomus deribae (Freeman, 1957) (Diptera, Chironomidae) in the Delta Region of the Netherlands. Hydrobiol. Bull. 13(2/3): 144-151
In: Hydrobiological Bulletin. Netherlands Hydrobiological Society: Amsterdam. ISSN 0165-1404, more
Brackishwater environment; Ecology; Geographical distribution; Life cycle; Life history; Chironomidae [WoRMS]; Diptera [WoRMS]; Insecta [WoRMS]; Microchironomus deribae (Freeman, 1957); Brackish water
A study was made of the morphometry, distribution and life-history of M. Deribae. The species is a typical brackish water species in the Delta region with a preference for -mesohaline conditions. In other localities, known from the literature, far more saline environments may be tolerated. The larvae prefer shallow waters and a stiff bottom (clay and sand). The number of generations per year is 1 or 2. The winter generation preferably hibernates as third instar larvae.